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Highlight mobile learning basics.
Recommended steps for planning and
implementing mobile learning programs.
Provide some examples of schools that
have embraced mobile learning.
Direct session participants to
"For years, the conversation about mobile
and social technology in schools has
revolved around how to block it," said NASSP
Executive Director Gerald N. Tirozzi. "But it's
becoming increasingly clear that simply
blocking such technologies does students a
disservice. An education that fails to account
for the responsible use of mobile devices and
social networks prepares students for our
past, but not for their future."
Planning and Refining Process
Value the role of your leadership team.
Study your school’s culture.
Plan and refine continually.
Define measurable outcomes.
Experiment with apps to find your work flow.
Provide ample professional development opportunities.
Ensure a robust network.
Enlist parents and community in support of your program.
Increase student achievement and...
Provide equitable access to technology and digital resources
Provide personalized learning opportunities anytime, anywhere?
Boost student engagement?
Increase student attendance rates?
Decrease student discipline events?
Increase faculty use of 21st century teaching practices?
Support project-based learning?
Why do you want to implement mobile learning?
What is the learning problem you are trying to solve?
What technology will you require?
What skills will teachers/facilitators have to learn?
What would be the cost of implementation?
How can you facilitate acceptance?
How will you measure success?
Gathering stakeholder requirements.
Setting preliminary goals for the implementation.
Deciding in-house or external development.
Making preliminary design trade-offs.
Identifying potential classrooms / schools / grades to participate in
Program Design: The core stakeholders refine the goals and scope
and plan the professional practice, professional development, and
evaluation for the program.
Procurement: Specific vendors are selected for the devices, networks,
software and professional development required by the program
Administration: Policies are developed as needed to support the
Implementation and Roll-out planning: The specific logistics and
timelines for implementing the project are planned
Purchase & install hardware, software, and connectivity
Install networks, image devices, connect services, and prepare for use
of devices by teachers and students
Perform initial professional development / training
Communicate the vision and purpose of the implementation to the
community, including parents and students
Digital Citizenship instruction
Ongoing professional development for educators
Setting up and supporting professional learning communities
Showcasing effective teaching and coaching models
Reflecting on pedagogical considerations
Refining and setting up new assessment practices
Ongoing evaluation of success as compared to metrics as well as
Team communication and collective reflection on what is working,
what to keep, and what to discard
Communication of results & outcomes with community
Continual review and adjustments of policies as challenges/
Changing course as the mobile landscape changes
Providing ongoing training for all stakeholders